REVIEW: Kuang Yuan Liang Cucumber Moisturizer 絲瓜保濕活膚霜

Kuang Yuan Liang Cucumber Moisturizer 絲瓜保濕活膚霜

Hi Sparkies! During my last visit to Taiwan, I wanted to try out a local brand moisturizer for the summer time. So I decided to try Kuang Yuan Liang, a Taiwanese Brand of more than 30 years and well known for using cucumber extract (specifically: Luffa) in their products.  I previously tried their cucumber powder scrub and I really liked the natural scent of it. In this blog post, I will go over my thoughts on the moisturizer. 



What is this Product? (What it claims)
Kuang Yuan Liang Cucumber Moisturizer 絲瓜保濕活膚霜
Efficient in protecting and providing quick hydration that's needed for the skin so that it is supple, smooth and filled with elasticity.
有效呵護肌膚並且迅速補給肌膚最需的水份與養分,使肌膚柔嫩有彈性。

Directions of Use
After face wash, apply to skin.

Main Ingredients
Kuang Yuan Liang Cucumber Moisturizer 絲瓜保濕活膚霜


Price: 
$250 TWD (Approxi. $10 CAD) for 100ml

Kuang Yuan Liang Cucumber Moisturizer 絲瓜保濕活膚霜

Kuang Yuan Liang Cucumber Moisturizer 絲瓜保濕活膚霜

Kuang Yuan Liang Cucumber Moisturizer 絲瓜保濕活膚霜

Kuang Yuan Liang Cucumber Moisturizer 絲瓜保濕活膚霜

Review:
Packaging is simple and clean. Comes in the box pictured above and inside the box is the jar of moisturizer. There are no instructions or other samples inside the box. The jar is plastic and light. Right after opening the jar, there's another plastic lid to prevent the moisturizer from leaking.

Upon lifting the plastic lid, I can smell the refreshing scent of cucumber. It's light and not overwhelming. I find it really nice to use this in the morning before putting sunscreen on. 

The texture is thicker than lotion and almost like a gel-like moisturizer. Light green in colour and very easily absorbed into skin. Due to the fast absorption, I tend to over-apply and ends up with "eraser dust" which can get really annoying. For summer time along with oily/combination skin, it's just right. However, for me, I have very dry/combination skin, even for summer, it's barely enough hydration for me. For winter, this is definitely not sufficient, my nose flakes and I can see dry lines appearing. Therefore, I ended up just using it as a hand cream just to finish it up. 

Price is alright, however, I wished I spent $250 TWD on 10 masks which will probably be more hydrating than this moisturizer has done for me. If I wanted to spend $250TWD ($10CAD), I could've gotten a better quality hand cream. 

Overall:♥♥
Product: 1/5 ♥ Not hydrating enough; dry lines and flaky skin
Packaging: 5/5 ♥
Price: 1/5 ♥ For the same amount of money, could've gotten better product.